Curtiss P-40 B/C British Version Browning .303 and Pitot Tube

Published: September 27th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Pablo Bauleo
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: AM-48-136

Master Model from Poland specializes in turned brass aftermarket details. In recent releases, they have added small resin pieces and also small photo-etch parts making them be a multi-media aftermarket supplier.

This particular set is devoted to the 1/48 P-40 fans, which I know many of us are. The set provides you with PE sighting rings (4x), sighting bead, pitot tube and pitot tip (resin), .303 cal browning cooling jackets (x4) and blasting tubes (x2). The blasting tubes can be installed with either a straight edge or with a tapered edge at the business end of the tube.

The pitot tube tip shape and the shape of the cooling jacket make this set appropriate for the P-40B/C in British service.

As you can see from the pictures the detail of the parts is superb. Well defined features and in scale. Please note that the resin parts do not have pour stubs and they have a little bit of 'flex', making them slightly more resistant to handle than the standard brittler resin - and that is a good thing for heavy fisted modelers like me!

This set will enhance the looks of your P-40 and can be used with the Bronco, Airfix, Trumpeter, HobbyCraft and/or Monogram kit (I think I listed them all.)

Given the small size of the parts, I will recommend this kit to modelers of all levels except the most novice.

Highly recommended.

I would like to thank Master Model (Poland) and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

  • Contents of package
    Contents of package
  • Pitot tube
    Pitot tube
  • Browning barrel
    Browning barrel